Can I record on-demand services?
On-demand services, i.e. where the viewer or listener actively chooses the viewing or listening time or content of individual programmes as part of that service, are not considered to be broadcasts under the Act and are therefore covered neither by the an ERA licence nor by any part of Section 35.
There are different types of on-demand services (e.g. podcasts). Where the terms and conditions for reception of the service permit customers to record programmes for subsequent viewing, care needs to be taken to ensure that any recording or subsequent educational use does not go beyond private non-commercial recording permitted by those terms and conditions.
Broadcast programme services delivered via the internet, where the provider or broadcaster offers a range of fixed viewing times for the viewer to select from, are not on-demand services and may be recorded.
Non-scheduled internet transmissions are not broadcasts and are not covered by the Licence.